Venice with Betty


Experience the Real Venice

I’m Elisabetta Amadi. I was born and raised in Venice, where my family have lived for generations. Even though I studied and lived abroad for many years, I am happiest here in Venice, particularly when I can share this beautiful city with visitors from all over the world. I’ve been leading tours and experiences in Venice and across Italy for 20 years. Despite its richness, history and romance, Venice is small enough to be explored in a short amount of time.

Come with me to explore the canals, architecture, and glass-making on the colorful islands of Murano and Burano… and much much more. We can wander at your own pace, and focus on your interests. I can also show you my ‘local’ city. The palaces, gardens and churches that mapped my childhood, the gelato cafes, bacaro (famous for their cichetti and other delicious foods) bars and exquisite shops that shaped my later years.

So what are you waiting for?





My Tours

My tours are unique. I will show you the REAL Venice and the SECRET Venice. Discover the eternal beauty and charm of La Serenissima with a native!

Artistic Venice

Architecture, Museums, Churches & History

Local Venice

Favorite Venues Where Only the Locals Go

Romantic Venice

My Itinerary for Lovers & Friends

My Highlights

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Betty’s Venice Insider Tips

Here, I share everything from sightseeing secrets to authentic Insider Experiences.

1. When is the best time to visit?

Although Venice does not really have an off-season, you must veer away from the summers, weekends, and the days of the carnival. The best time to visit Venice, keeping in mind both the weather and the tourist hordes, are the months of March, April, October, and November.

2. Stay in the city not on the mainland!

Stay on the Island of Venice  If you’re in Venice for a short period, I strongly recommend staying in one of the six central districts of Venice: Castello, Cannaregio, Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, San Marco, and San Polo for a time-efficient trip. Plenty of accommodation available at all prices.

3. Travel light!

It goes without saying it’d be best to travel light! The water taxis and ferries do not always drop you right in front of your hotel. It is highly likely that you will need to walk for a while to get to your hotel. You may have to cross a few step bridges as well. So travel light and expect some walking to be involved during the commute. If you’re arriving by bus or train, you have to cross a rather steep bridge to get to the city center, hence traveling light is highly recommended.

Beautiful Views of La Serenissima

My personal photo gallery of the world's most beautiful city

Betty's Blog

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